"Hey! Teacher! Leave Those Girls Alone!"
Is Constance McMillan's case against her high-school's ban on same-sex prom attendance (see LWOH report here) looking more and more like a sequel to MEAN GIRLS, or what?
A new report explains that the Mississippi teen thought the worst might have been over after her high school agreed to hold a private dance at the local Country Club on Friday night. But when McMillan and her date arrived, they found only seven other students. Her ACLU legal counsel noted there was “another event out in the country” taking place at the same time, and that they would determine whether this was a “decoy or sham prom.”
"It would be deeply troubling if that turns out to be the case since the fact that this prom was occurring was one reason the judge did not force the school district to reinstate its original event," the ACLU added. "All Constance has ever wanted was to be treated with equality and dignity and to be able to be herself, and this latest event, if it is as it appears to be, is a sad and unfortunate insult added to too many previous injuries.”
Quick. Somebody call Alan Shore.
In the meantime, celebrity talk show host Ellen Degeneres recently had McMillan on her show and gave her a $30,000 check towards a scholarship for the student. The money is from a company called Tonic.com, described as "a digital media company dedicated to promoting the good that happens each day around the world." Tonic.com also offered McMillan a summer internship in New York City.